Next workshop:
  1. Post Processing Your Wildlife Images
    June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Create a SmugMug Website (The Basics)
    July 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
logo

Blog

12 Apr 2018

Cool Gadget: MagMod Flash Modifier System

Do you use an external flash that slides into the hot shoe of your camera? If so, you’ll want to get the MagMod system to diffuse, extend and control the light from your flash. It’s the coolest gadget in town. I use it exclusively when using flash. It has replaced my Gary Fong Lightsphere, Lumiquest Softboxes and Better Beamers. No more velcro straps and flimsy attachments. It’s sturdy and fast to assemble. It’s pricier than the alternatives, but well worth the…

08 Mar 2018

The Ghost Cat of the Himalayas

Snow leopards are gorgeous creatures. They are native to the rugged highlands of Central Asia. In particular, they are found in the Himalaya region, living at elevations as high as 9,000 – 15,000 feet above sea level. They are smaller than most big cats, weighing about 60-120 pounds. Their tails are nearly as long as their body, it keeps them warm in the cold climate. Snow leopards don’t roar, they chuff. The snow leopard is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List…

07 Mar 2018

Sarah Dolliver Shares Nature and Inspiration in Her eBooks

Sharing…sacredness…touching lives with the sweetness and beauty of nature! That’s how Sarah Dolliver chooses to spend her life. Read how nature inspires her and how she’s sharing her inspiration through her beautiful photo eBooks. Here is Sarah’s story… When my heart goes “Wow,” regardless of subject, I have to stop, explore and find what’s special. My photographs tend toward the more intimate part of nature, sometimes beyond the grand landscapes to the details we might overlook. One particular photographic fascination is…

22 Jan 2018

Wildlife in Winter Snow 2018 Trip Report

Let it snow!!! And there was a lot of snow in Montana in January 2018. I always look forward to the Wildlife in Winter workshop. Adjacent to the Rocky Mountains, the Kalispell area is a stunning location. The workshop is offered through Triple D, which has been in business for over 40 years, offering a variety of animal species to photograph in a large selection of natural settings. Participants have the opportunity to photograph trained animals and work with experienced…

10 Dec 2017

Get to Know Black Bears by Steph Horner

Contrary to popular belief, bears have good eye sight during the day and at night and they see in color. Their hearing is excellent and they beat other animals with their sense of smell, over 2,000 times that of a human and they can detect scent miles away. Steph Horner knows first hand about bears. She is the director of the American Bear Association, which operates the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in Orr, Minnesota. Here’s how Steph overcame her fear…

26 Nov 2017

Secrets to Photographing Horses by Bev Pettit

My photographic specialty is horses. I love to photograph horses because of their beauty of course. I also find them to be fierce yet intelligent, independent yet tolerant, and certainly a gracious subject to photograph. I began my career as an equine photographer when I moved back to the USA in 1996, after having lived in China and Europe for nine years. While living overseas I worked for a large American investment bank in publishing. During my free time I…

06 Nov 2017

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Photo Workshop

Join Kathleen Reeder at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for a “wildlife in the desert” experience in the Tucson Mountains! Not a museum in the usual sense, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98 acre zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. There are two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats with over 200 animal species, including native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds. From October – April, the Museum has a daily raptor free flight, described as…

15 Oct 2017

“When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Will Appear” by Don Berman

It was 6:15 am and Janice, that’s my wife, and I were heading to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, in Gilbert, Arizona, just a few miles south and east of Scottsdale. Riparian, an unusual word, means relating to wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams. I’m relatively new to wildlife photography and even newer to birds in flight, which some say is the most challenging type of wildlife photography there is. In 2014, I got an invite to attend a wildlife photo…

05 Oct 2017
Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Wildlife in Winter Snow Photo Workshop

Wildlife in Winter Snow Photo Workshop Join me at Triple D in Kalispell, Montana in January. Photograph wildlife at eye level, in natural settings and in fresh snow.  The most common lens used is a 70-200mm. Photo sessions are scheduled for 3 days, with an additional day reserved in the event of inclement weather. The 2018 workshop is now sold out, but sign up for 2019. Check out the beautiful animal photos below. You retain editorial and commercial rights to all animal…

04 Oct 2017
Leopard Photo by Kathleen Reeder

How to Take a Photo Through a Fence

Use at least 300 mm lens focal length. Use Aperture Priority or Manual Exposure Mode. Set the aperture to f/4 – f/6.3 and shutter speed to 1/500s. Set ISO to 800. Use Auto Focus and the Continuous or AI Servo setting. Set Auto Focus Area Mode to Single or Spot. Find a shaded area of the fence. Place the lens as close to the fence as possible. Place the focus point on the animal’s eyes or face. Sample photos through…